Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

October 22, 2014 8:52 PM

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In ancient language of Sanskrit, the word sutra literally means a thread or string that holds things together. Metaphorically, it refers to an adage or maxim. The Yoga Sutras comprise a major work that was compiled by Patanjali over two thousand years ago. The practical wisdom they contain regarding the practice of Yoga remains as relevant today as when they were written. Guided by a single thread, a kite can glide and soar to amazing heights. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are life's threads, each one rich with knowledge and techniques to guide the mind and help bring ones very being into full expression. You can learn and apply the ancient wisdom of the Yoga Sutras by following this series over the next several months, beginning today with the first sutra -- Discipline of Yoga.

Discipline of Yoga When you are thirsty, do you need a rule telling you to drink water? When you are in nature, do you need discipline to appreciate its beauty? No. If you are thirsty you drink and if the view is beautiful you appreciate it. No discipline is required for enjoyment or quenching your ...

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